Zoo scholar Natascha Meuser reflects on the connection between zoo architecture and the natural environment, the balance between science and slick branding, and the zoo building's hybrid role as a prison, theater, and museum.
An art historian and theorist explains how places become invested with cultural meaning and memory, and what happens when we lose them.
Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15th, 2019.
While the rescue of Grand Central seems like a clear-cut case of good over evil, the role of historic preservation in the 21st-century city can be more complex.
In the era of climate change, do the current standards of environmentally sound building practices—developed in the late '90s—still hold up?
The fusion of architecture and ecology allows termites to control the climate of their structures without burning a single fossil fuel.
A subset of architecture is actively antagonist to the comfort of the homeless.
More open layouts can improve inmate-guard relations and support a culture of progress rather than fear.
A year after the Newtown school massacre, architects assure us that safe schools don't have to look and feel like bunkers. But they also note that facilities can only go so far in providing security in a violent world.
Solar concentrators are a hot weapon in the renewable energy arsenal. Except sometimes they really can be a weapon.
At least seven children died in Oklahoma this past week when two elementary schools were destroyed. Is shoddy construction to blame?